removeSource {utils}R Documentation

Remove Stored Source from a Function or Language Object

Description

When options("keep.source") is TRUE, a copy of the original source code to a function is stored with it. Similarly, parse() may keep formatted source for an expression. Such source reference attributes are removed from the object by removeSource().

Usage

removeSource(fn)

Arguments

fn

a function or another language object (fulfilling is.language) from which to remove the source.

Details

This removes the "srcref" and related attributes, via recursive cleaning of body(fn) in the case of a function or the recursive language parts, otherwise.

Value

A copy of the fn object with the source removed.

See Also

is.language about language objects.

srcref for a description of source reference records, deparse for a description of how functions are deparsed.

Examples

## to make this act independently of the global 'options()' setting:
op <- options(keep.source = TRUE)
fn <- function(x) {
  x + 1 # A comment, kept as part of the source
}
fn
names(attributes(fn))       # "srcref" (only)
names(attributes(body(fn))) # "srcref" "srcfile" "wholeSrcref"
f2 <- removeSource(fn)
f2
stopifnot(length(attributes(fn)) > 0,
          is.null(attributes(f2)),
          is.null(attributes(body(f2))))

## Source attribute of parse()d expressions,
##	  have {"srcref", "srcfile", "wholeSrcref"} :
E  <- parse(text ="a <- x^y  # power")  ; names(attributes(E ))
E. <- removeSource(E)                   ; names(attributes(E.))
stopifnot(length(attributes(E ))  > 0,
          is.null(attributes(E.)))
options(op) # reset to previous state

[Package utils version 3.6.0 Index]